Nicholas Steil – student senate president

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Amanda Stubbing

Running for Student Senate President is Nicholas Steil, double majoring in political science and math, Friday, March 13, on City College’s East Campus in Santa Barbara. ‘I feel that this college has helped me out in so many different ways, personally and academically,’ said Steil. ‘If I can give back to not only the students, but the facility and administration by my service, that would be something that is important to me right now.’

MEGAN ROBERTS-KING, Channels Staff

Double majoring in political science and math, current Student Trustee Nicholas Steil is running for the position of Student Senate President in hopes to create a more transparent student government.

Steil began taking classes at City College in 2009 after moving to Santa Barbara from Riverside, California.

“I feel that this college has helped me out in so many different ways, personally and academically,” Steil said. “If I can give back to not only the students, but the faculty and administration by my service, that would be something that is important to me right now.”

Steil has served on the student senate for two and a half years as Student Trustee, Senator, and Vice President of External Affairs. He is also currently working as a Region VI Governance and Policy Senator for the Student Senate for California Colleges.

“What I’ve seen at the state level, at different schools, are some really great programs and really productive things that other students are doing,” he said. “I want to try to bring some of that here.”

The presidential candidate wishes to see more focus on events, more transparency within the senate, and create more sustainable food practices among other goals.

“The student body pays a dollar for representation from us, and it’s supposed to go towards our operations,” Steil said. “And I feel an obligation to serve them.”